I apologise if anyone has shed a tear :P
I got asked why I make things sad in my stories, and I had to think about it. It’s never about making the story sad on purpose, like some people may think. I do it because by this point, that’s what would happen between Paliax and Bruto. They’re friends, they’ve spent weeks together and they’ve saved each other from many dangers. They care.
Their parting is sad, and so it should be.
But fear not, dear readers. Bruto has an important part to play in the future :)